With their shouted harmonies and organ-pumping attack, the Oklahoma-by-way-of-Dallas Five Americans beamed their way into the Top 40 in 1966 with the hammering "I See the Light" and again in 1967 with the even bigger blockbuster "Western Union." (The quintet's second LP for Abnak, Western Union/Sound of Love, was produced by rockabilly great Dale Hawkins.)

But besides the impossibly infectious "Western Union" and its worthy, communication-themed follow-ups "Zip Code" and "Stop Light," the Five Americans had much more to offer. By ably covering everything from tender folk rock to Baroque pop-psych - and even tough punk via '67's driving "See-Saw-Man" - It's no wonder the Five Americans have earned the proud'salutes of garage fans everywhere.
Five Americans, The

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Five Americans, Michael Rabon & The  - Now & Then
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    Five Americans, The - Early Americans LP
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      The Five Americans, five Oklahoma kids who blew the roof off the national charts when they moved to Dallas in 1966 and cut smashes like "I See the Light" and "Western Union," recorded plenty of swaggering garage material just before their chart-topping days at Abnak Records. With the full cooperation of the band, Sundazed has unearthed a Texas-sized load of fuzzy 'n primitive Americans sides that have never seen the light of day, as well as the master tapes for the band's ultra-rare Jetstar...

      Five Americans, The - I See the Light -LIMITED EDITION MONO- LP
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        The versatile Five Americans were so tapped into the heroic pop scene of 1965-66, they were able to pen brilliant original material that could, at times, sound something like the raw garage howl of the Rolling Stones, the jangle of the Byrds, the psychedelic mystery of Jefferson Airplane or the PhD folk-rock of Simon & Garfunkel. Best of all, lead guitarist Mike Rabon, keyboardist John Durrill, rhythm guitarist Norman Ezell, bassist Jim Grant and drummer Jimmy Wright, put their own distinct...

        Five Americans, The - The Best of the Five Americans CD
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          Complete Career Overview?Contains Every Chart Hit!Few pop smashes can be instantly ID-ed by something as deceptively simple as the "Dit-dit-dit-dah-dit" staccato keyboard hook introducing the Five Americans' '67 hit "Western Union." To celebrate Sundazed's purchase of the entire Abnak tape vault, here?s a stomping Five Americans compendium?assembled with the band?s full participation. With 25 smash tracks, it's the very best of this groovy Dallas garage-frat combo, including chart-toppers like...

          Five Americans, The - Five Americans Original 1960s Promo Photo
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            Original 1960's Abnak Music promotional photo.LIMITED QUANTITY! BUY YOURS NOW!This 8" x 10" glossy black and white photo belongs in the collection of any garage rock fan. This is an original 1960's era promo photo printed by Abnak Music for promotional purposes to support The Five Americans.Please note: Since we're dealing with an extremely limited supply of rare items in the Kustom Shop, please remember that these collector's pieces cannot be returned. ...